Writing Voice Explained For Beginners

You're going to hear about voice a lot. It's this elusive thing that writer's think they will magically just develop, but it's not magic. Not at all. Literarydevices.net says this about voice: When a writer engages personally with a topic, he imparts his personality to that piece of literature. This individual personality is different from... Continue Reading →

Soldiering up Science Fiction

Getting the voice right is difficult if you've never worn a uniform, but it's not impossible. In sci-fi, you have wiggle room that you don't have in most genres because your military is what you say it is. To Army or not to Army The first decision you have to make is whether you use... Continue Reading →

Getting a little distance

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's your mother, isn't it? It's usually our mothers. But it can be anyone, and why is it so easy to believe the bad stuff? This post will be about writing, yet our whole lives are built around what others might think or what we think of ourselves. I've discussed... Continue Reading →

I’m a fan!

Photo by Anton Belitskiy on Pexels.com Fan fiction has been my savior. Specifically, Dragon Age fanfic, and I'm not gonna hide it. I've never done it before. It wasn't something I even read that often, but I fell in love. Gaming was my kid's world, and I joined in because of Mass Effect. I've shared... Continue Reading →

Reevaluating your life choices

Photo by energepic.com on Pexels.com There's a little secret in this business that no one wants to hear, but it is the truth. We're not making money at this. According to the Author's Guild survey of 2018 earners, author incomes were down by a whopping 42 percent to a median income of $6080. That's supplemental... Continue Reading →

The Soul-searching Writer

Uh oh. Another one. We laugh, but it's true. Every writer I know who started out so excited about writing gets into publishing and has a crisis. A moment where the marketing makes them feel dead inside. We all have it. Right at the moment, I'm on a break. I'm trying to come out of... Continue Reading →

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